Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Philosophically Speaking


It's Writing Wednesday. The theme in a picture book gives the story depth. Ever get a manuscript rejected because it was "slight?" Having a deeper meaning in our stories shouldn't make them ponderous--just more interesting and satisfying. In an interesting article, here, the capacity for children to think philosophically is discussed. Isn't it great that picture books are the starting place for teaching in these programs? Think maybe some of the people mentioned, who think children don't have the capacity for these deeper thoughts and discussion, have never had a really good conversation with a child?

2 comments:

Sarah said...

I love this idea - and you are so right about simply having a good conversation with a child. Picture books are such a magical way of starting conversations and understanding the wide world no matter your age.

Sarah

Andrea Zimmerman said...

Yep!

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